Electrical Engineer

Date:  Feb 5, 2024

Boddington, AU

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. The world's leading gold company, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


Boddington offers a unique opportunity to live in the South West, only 130 kms from the Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this area has to offer. One of the largest gold producers in Australia, you will join a diverse team and have the opportunity to advance your career with an innovative company dedicated to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity. This role is being offered on a 5:2:4:3 roster.


You will support the Maintenance and Engineering teams with the provision of advice and support to personnel for the resolution of equipment performance, maintenance issues and statutory and safety electrical compliance.  


You will proactively engage with internal stakeholders, including Operations, Maintenance, Projects, Technical Services and other engineering disciplines. The role will also require contact with external parties including supply authorities and statutory bodies. As the Electric Engineer, you will be an expert in all electrical aspects of mineral processing and mining plant including High Voltage (HV) transmission and distribution equipment, and control and instrumentation. 


Key Accountabilities 

  •  Providing technical support to maintenance personnel. 
  • Development and revision of site electrical technical standards. 
  • Ensuring statutory compliance for all electrical installations, equipment, and works across site. 
  • Ensuring the safe operability and maintainability of electrical aspects of the processing operations. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely investigation and reporting of equipment failures and unsafe events. 
  • Continuous improvement of electrical plant efficiency, reliability and costs. 
  • Review the systems, procedures and practices for the maintenance of electrical equipment across the operation to ensure site standards and statutory requirements are met. 
  • Develop and maintain engineering records and documentation including site technical standards, drawings and specifications. 
  • Provide technical input and participate in developing condition and performance monitoring systems for critical equipment. 
  • Establish safe work procedures and training packages for personnel in major electrical works such as HV switching, isolation and testing. 
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve plant reliability and reduce maintenance expenditure. 
  • Lead and participate in root cause investigations into equipment failures, participate and contribute to safe work practices and environmental awareness. 
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to health and safety, environmental and social responsibility practices. 
  • Assist in the electrical aspects of plant improvement including preparation of capital project requests and review of capital projects design proposals. 


About You 

  • Electrical Engineering Degree with significant post graduate experience in Mining/Heavy Industry, preferably within large scale, complex processing facilities. 
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant statutory regulations and standards. 
  • Significant electrical experience including HV transmission and distribution, industrial control and instrumentation systems. 
  • Experience writing repair specifications and ensuring appropriate QA/QC is applied by vendors. 
  • A detailed understanding and passion for engineering and asset management principles and demonstrated experience in implementing long term asset management plans and strategies 


We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!


Applications Close 3rd March 2024 with shortlisting commencing immediately


About Newmont

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont


Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.


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